Winter on the Fern Fairway

Cherry Ong has been sharing with us the little side-yard backyard in her Richmond, British Columbia, backyard. She calls the house the Fern Fairway, and he or she’s proven us the way it seems in the course of the hotter months of the 12 months (The Fern Fairway in Summer season). Right now she’s sharing the way it seems in winter.

close up of winter arrangementFinal month I needed to spend a while gardening, so the facet yard was tidied up and a few winter cheer added.

winter planting in hanging troughFor the primary trough, I put aside all deciduous ferns for his or her well-earned winter relaxation and grouped collectively some evergreen ones, then tucked in metallic fronds and stems from close by Leucothoe plus a few stems of rose hips for shade and the birds.

close up of red berries in winter arrangementI beloved the way it turned out. It’ll assist preserve my spirits up within the winter.

winter garden arrangement with twigs and red berriesFor the opposite trough, I used foraged greenery and some coloured and textured components for some shade and top. I deconstructed and loosened a reasonable grapevine wreath and hung it on the fence for added curiosity.

hanging pot with winter plan cuttingsI moved fuchsias to a extra sheltered location for the hummingbirds and put up pots with Gaultheria (Zones 3–8) and licorice fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza, Zones 5–8) with sprigs of Skimmia (Zones 6–8) from the backyard to fill the gaps.

another view of cuttings in hanging potThe sprigs will final a very long time within the cool winter climate and seem like they’re rising out of the pot.

winter garden wreathThe gardener’s wreath that hangs this season holds a particular reminiscence for me!

rusty metal fern garden artIt’s at all times good to be out within the backyard. Cheers!


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